Sorry if anyone missed me on NP-005 Ingleborough on Saturday. A lovely warm sunny day changed to frequent snow showers with powerful gusts of wind as I approached the summit. I found myself sitting behind a pile of rocks holding the mike in one hand and holding up the mast with the other, while snow covered the notepad and blew down the back of my neck. I elected to start with 2m FM, and worked sixteen stations in sixteen minutes, a record for me, but I was rapidly chilling and decided not to go on to 2m SSB or 5 megs as once the mast was down I was not confident I could get it up again!
Mike DSP said I must be mad, but as Terry Pratchet puts it in “Making Money”, “you get a lovely view from the point of no return”!
Sunday gave non-stop snow so we activated a pub and watched F1 while consuming Thwaites Bomber and roast beef!
My first time in the Three Peaks area for forty years, I had forgotten how lovely it is!